Do You Believe: A barber’s fallacy

A man goes to a barber to have his hair cut as he always does and begins to speak to the barber. After speaking about many subjects, their conversation turns into a conversation about Allah (SWT). Barber: Look! I don’t believe in God. Man: Well… But what is your reason? Barber: It is very easy to explain, just go out to see. Tell me please; if God existed, would be there so many diseased and gloomy people? Would be there forsaken children? If there was God, nobody would be in…

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Degrees of Belief

Belief means to accept by heart what was revealed by Allah (SWT) and expressing it with one’s tongue. Sa’d al-Din al-Taftazani says: “Belief is the light (noor) Allah bestows unto the heart of His slaves whom he wishes after they use their own free will.” Belief can be divided into two: Imitative belief and verified belief. Imitative belief is the one that is acquired by imitating what one’s family and/or friends tell them and teach them about Islam. This type of belief is not based on proofs and researches. So…

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Guidance on the Path of Faith

Sometimes we get in trouble with some questions in our mind. It suddenly comes and never goes. We try to believe but something is wrong. If we do not reply them in a logical way, it is hard to get over. There are some troublesome questions. Let’s read… Can existence of Allah be proven? Answer: The existence and oneness of Allah is absolutely so evident that there is no need to prove it. Perhaps asking for the proof of existence of Allah is something like the fish’s asking for the…

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